Modelling, Analytics & Simulation

Gain insight into system designs and support solutions for informed, timely, cost-effective decision making.

BMT Asset Performance uses predictive modelling and data analytics to support customers in both the defence and commercial domains. Customers have gained insight into their system designs and support solutions allowing for informed decision making. The range of analyses we offer enable design weaknesses to be identified and asset performance to be improved with consideration for safety, risk and through life cost.

Modelling and analytics allows for timely, fast, and cost effective decision making through improved understanding of assets by means of numerical representation. From the outset of design (where design freedom is unlimited), through to asset disposal, this enables customers to predict current performance whilst allowing opportunity to explore alternatives and use ‘what if’ scenarios to identify the most effective means to improve design, optimise support, and minimise any vulnerabilities to safety issues and risk. Models and analytics offer powerful methods to understand how the behaviour of interacting components, systems and support infrastructures are likely to impact the user. Regardless of complexity, a system or supply chain can be simplified to define the key features and dependencies that underpin performance, which are then modelled using suitable techniques to predict the response of the system to a particular set of conditions.

BMT Asset Performance offers expertise in the following predictive modelling and data analytics techniques:

Failure Analysis:

  • Reliability prediction including 217Plus
  • Reliability Block Diagram (RBD) modelling
  • Availability modelling including MoD bespoke modelling in SAM
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA/FMECA)

Repair Analysis:

  • Economic Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
  • Spares modelling/spares parts provisioning including OPUS10
  • Testability analysis
  • Maintainability analysis

Hazard Analysis:

  • Energy Trace and Barrier Analysis (ETBA)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Event Tree Analysis (ETA)
  • Bow Tie Analysis

Event Based Modelling:

  • Discrete event simulation modelling using SIMUL8™

Data Analysis:

  • Quantitative data analysis including Weibull, Minitab and Matlab

Cost Modelling:

  • Through Life Cost Modelling using @Risk
  • Software Support Cost Modelling